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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 2:58 p.m. PST


The First Wave of Idoneth are up for pre-order on the GW site. I have to say that I wasn't too keen on this line when it was first released and they have not grown on me over time.

I do like the blind infantry guys but that is about it.

The concept and look just doesn't really grab me in anyway.

However this:


is awesome!

I love that ship wreck. And for $40 USD it seems like a steal for such a cool piece of terrain.

From the sprue it looks like you could easily use two of these on your battle field, one put together and another one as just the pieces based up and scattered around like a much more busted up ship.

I'll definitely be getting one or two of those, in addition to it being nice scenery it would make a great objective for a game where some ancient artifact was being shipped and went down. Some powerful magic has parted the waters, like when Washington parted the Delaware to surprise the British, and you have to get the object before the wizard tires out or whatever.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 4:58 p.m. PST

love that ship wreck. And for $40 USD USD it seems like a steal for such a cool piece of terrain.

I'm picking one up for Deep Wars.

I've been waiting for a better look at these, and I think they look pretty neat. I'm at least tempted to get Octoguy to see how he paints up. But the "C-Note Plus" character model is a deal breaker. Totally unreasonable. Since GW turned things around and I ostensibly stopped stifling them, I have been really tempted to pick up some AoS stuff. And I really thought I might come off the fence with these guys. But it will probably never happen.

Silurian14 Apr 2018 8:12 p.m. PST

Love this range – first GW fantasy figures that have grabbed me in a long time.
Funnily enough, I'm not enamored of the ship wreck. Just looks a bit … clunky, child-like, bottom-of-the-fishtankish.

Xintao16 Apr 2018 5:03 a.m. PST

#$&!ing how much? Holy Crap, $110 USD for a single character model?


Centurio Prime16 Apr 2018 5:23 a.m. PST

It's a large model, like a Lord of Change or other large models like that. This is not a normal sized character. Still expensive though.

Griefbringer16 Apr 2018 6:59 a.m. PST

I am also left wondering about the durability of that as a practical gaming piece – the bottom part of the cloak does not look particularly sturdy in the picture.

Xintao16 Apr 2018 7:35 a.m. PST

</>the bottom part of the cloak does not look particularly sturdy in the picture

I actually think that is intentional on GW part. Lots of their models in the last couple years have been big, but with not a lot of contact support at the base level. They don't want these models on the secondary market for years and years and years.

Just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get me, Xin

Centurio Prime16 Apr 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

The truth is out there…

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 12:38 p.m. PST

$110 USD for a single character model?

Well it is GW.

Griefbringer18 Apr 2018 4:45 a.m. PST

I actually think that is intentional on GW part. Lots of their models in the last couple years have been big, but with not a lot of contact support at the base level.

I must admit that I have seen a number of such models in the past years. Was Nagash the first one to start the trend (in 2014) or was there something else before that?

Considering that such models are not particularly easy to transport, I am wondering if they might have been designed more with modellers/collectors than actual gamers in mind.

Centurio Prime18 Apr 2018 7:59 a.m. PST

They designed them to look cool. They are difficult to transport safely. But they did not consciously design them to break so you would have to purchase something else in the future, that's is just a silly theory.

Baranovich19 Apr 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

Yeah, guys! What Centurio Prime says. C'mon folks. There's plenty of real-world underhanded shady things happening in politics and world events right now affecting our lives…I very much doubt that GW ranks among any of them in terms of designing models that are actually designed to break so you have to buy them again!

Seriously. Games Workshop makes models that are both for display AND for gaming. Think about it! When you buy a new Porsche, the dealership can't control if you go and drive it off road and get it all scratched and dented. They give you a high-end bad-ass car. What you do with it is on you. You can take that same car and polish it every day and only drive it safely on normal roads.

Same thing goes for a really fragile model. You're buying it with the understanding that if you game with it and have to transport it, well it's up to you how you get it to the destination. GW makes no promises or guarantees as to how you personally use your models. I mean a fragile GW model could just as easily break if you're carefully taking it out of a display cabinet and accidentally drop it, just as much as if it broke during a game!

But to actually suggest that GW designs models to be fragile on PURPOSE? C'mon folks. You are free to not like GW, but please go and research where actual conspiracies are actually happening in the world, because there's plenty of them out there. This isn't one of them.

Centurio Prime19 Apr 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

What they WOULD do is, after a few editions, design a much better looking version of the same character so you will want the new cooler version.

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